Gabriel enjoys a status as a quality and environmentally conscious company.

You can count on us.


Gabriel is committed to manufacture our products with respect not only for the environment but also for user health and safety and aim to contribute to the creation of healthy indoor spaces. 




Gabriel Code of Conduct

At Gabriel our focus is not only about our products. It is also about how we do business in general. Consequently, we are uncompromising when it comes to ethical business conduct and treating customers, suppliers, employees, communities and animals with decency. See Gabriel’s Code of Conduct for further information.


Improving our performance

Throughout our organization and across products and business areas, we continuously take new steps to further strengthen our environmental and social performance.  We continuously strive to implement new and innovative materials and technologies to further reduce our environmental footprint. 


Circular economy

Circular economy is an important focus area at Gabriel, and we design durable products with a long service life. We always carefully consider the environmental impact of all product life cycle phases. 



Our circular approach


Design & sourcing

The creation of circular products begins in the design and sourcing phase, where crucial decisions are made about raw materials that define the product’s lifespan and environmental profile. 

Material selection
We work hard to ensure that raw materials and components meet our strict quality and environmental requirements. Gabriel requirements exceed applicable laws and regulations, reflect market demands as well as the demands of international labelling systems such as OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, EU Ecolabel and Cradle to Cradle Certified®. 

Choice of materials

We use natural fibres, polyester, and recycled polyester for our fabrics. With its unique functional and aesthetic properties wool is our preferred natural fibre. It offers superior comfort and exceptional durability and keeps its attractive appearance over time.  The high-quality wool for Gabriel fabrics comes from New Zealand sheep. 
Our preferred man-made fibre is polyester. Polyester is extremely versatile, durable and offers superior stretch and upholstery properties. To strengthen the environmental performance and reduce the use of virgin materials, we continue to increase our use of recycled polyester that offers the same technical and aesthetic performance as virgin polyester.



Responsible production
In accordance with ISO 14001 we have taken significant steps to reduce the negative environmental impact of our production. We continuously strive to conserve energy, cut emissions of air pollutants, reduce waste water and minimise our use of virgin raw materials. 


Gabriel recycles waste from the furniture industry and other industries and transforms it into new products. Since we began using recycled materials in the the 1990’s, our selection of recycled polyester fabrics has grown significantly. We primarily use recycled polyester made from used plastic bottles, but also recycled polyester from textile scraps from furniture production in Gabriel’s Loop concept.

Explore our collection of recycled polyester fabrics here.

All Gabriel’s pure wool, wool/polyamide blends and pure polyester fabrics are recyclable through various recycling mechanisms and can be used to make new fabrics or other products. As the fabrics are recyclable, Gabriel encourages furniture designers and producers to design and manufacture the furniture for easy disassembly, so the recyclable materials can continue in the loop.



Environmental, health and safety labels
Gabriel offers the largest selection of eco-labelled products on the market and adheres to the regulatory standards of several environmental and consumer safety labelling programs. The labels offer our customers a documented and objective guarantee of our products’ environmental credentials and make it easier for you to make documented choices. Please follow the links for further information: EU Ecolabel, OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100, Cradle to Cradle Certified® and FSC®

Responsible supply chain management

Gabriel maintains the highest standards of ethical conduct, and we expect no less from our supply chain partners. Consequently, we choose partners and suppliers with care and aspire to work only with business partners, who share our vision and commitment.  



Supplier Code of Conduct

Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets standards for the way we do business and incorporates the internationally accepted UN practices and standards. It covers our entire supply chain and includes topics such as animal welfare, anti-corruption, and anti-bribery. The Code of Conduct endorses the principles specified in the UN Global Compact. 


Climate impact

Gabriel is carbon neutral for scope 1 and 2 in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which is the world’s most widely used greenhouse gas accounting standard. The carbon neutrality encompasses all 100% Gabriel owned companies.

Gabriel sources 100% renewable electricity from a mix of wind and solar energy sources. We have installed our own solar panels for electricity supply locally at selected facilities with plans to expand the capacity. 

Gabriel compensates for use of gas and fuel in owned facilities and vehicles by supporting a renewable energy project in India. The certificate showing the supported projects, can be found here.





Sustainability report 2022/23




Product standards

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